Reference numberJBO/1/51
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/37
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date30 October 1661
Mr Clayton subscribed his Name

Mr Croone made the Experiment of steeping the Stone, the Amanuensis brought, into cold water and it grew wholly transparent, and in the aire it returned into its former opacity.

Dr Goddard brought in inquiries concerning the liquor Alkaert made of Animalls; and it was orderd the Inquiry should bee fairely writte and delivered to Mr Oldenberg.

Order'd that the description of the Liquor Alkahert bee written out and kept.

That the Account of the Solution of Salts bee call'd for the next day.

Dr Needham brought in and read his account of China Vernish and it was order'd to be Register'd. [In margin - fol: 104]

Mr Clayton promis'd to bring in his account of Indian Vernish against next day.

That Mr Boyle bee intreated to give in what hee knows of varnish.

That Mr Oldenburg be pleased to write about the account of Making of Steele and Latin plaster.

Dr Goddard read his account of the Cameleon and Order'd to be Register'd [In margin - fol: 106]

Mr Rooke intreated to procure two pendulums, one with cheekes (?), and the other without.

That Mr Croone bee pleased to write to ~Dr Power, that hee repeate the Experiment of the weather glass and mercury at Holly fax Hill.

To the Solution of Salts, that it be observed whether the water increase in bulke or no

That a bullet be made of Quicksilver against the next opportunity.

Mr Croone made his Experiment of the pressure of Quicksilver on his thumb, and intreated to draw up a scheme of his Experiment of bladders.

That the Stone which the Amanuensis brought in, bee try'd whether it increases in weight as is reported.
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